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Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on January 8, 2013
When families are forced to flee, they run for their lives. There’s often no time to pack the most basic items – even a change of clothing. The IRC is doing its part to help, delivering 3,000 emergency kits to women and their families. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7, 2013
Today's Wall Street Journal features the story of Burmese refugee Ah Lun, who found a job at one of Soho's hottest restaurants — the David Burke Kitchen — through the IRC’s New Roots program. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
This week the IRC delivered emergency supplies to nearly 2,100 uprooted families in North Kivu province, focusing on items that can help make life in camps and shelters a little safer and more comfortable for women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
Your end-of-year gifts to the IRC unlocked matching funds and helped us raise a remarkable $4.8 million. From Syria's borders to the South Bronx, in over 40 countries and 22 U.S cities, the IRC can continue its work to restore safety and dignity for millions caught in the world's worst crises. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 3, 2013
The lifesaving impact of the We Can Be Heroes drought relief campaign is exemplified by the story of Aden, a three-year-old boy who returned from the brink of starvation after being treated at an IRC clinic in Dadaab, Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2013
On two recent IRC blogs post about how community outreach is making an impact on child malnutrition in Yemen, where 58% of children are stunted and one million suffer from acute malnutrition. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2013
Congratulations to the IRC's director of women's protection and empowerment, Heidi Lehmann, as well as the 20 other inspiring change-makers recognized by Women's E-News as "21 leaders for the 21st century." more »
Posted by The IRC on January 2, 2013
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful new year! Thanks to your support, we're starting 2013 strong: we exceeded our $2.1 million match campaign goal, which means we'll be better equipped to provide aid and assistance to the people who need it most in the coming year. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31, 2012
The word “renewal” brings to mind another story I would like to share with you. It is one I have written about before — a year ago, when the face of an emaciated seven-month-old boy shook the world. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on December 31, 2012
IRC nurse Areej Obeidat brings new meaning to the concept of taking your work home with you. In her case, it's all about her patients: Syrian refugees living in Jordan. more »